Monthly Archives: August 2016

FAQs about Family Mediation in Fort Smith AR


Family mediation in Fort Smith Arkansas is an effective alternative to the often contentious process of seeking a resolution in court.  Many people who are considering family mediation in Fort Smith Arkansas have many questions about this process including: What Exactly Is Mediation? Mediation is a type of cooperative law in which the parties work out their own solutions to a legal problem with the assistance of a third party neutral called a mediator.   The parties may meet in a group setting, or in a private setting in which they talk through the mediator who brings settlement offers back and forth between the parties.  A mediator can also provide objective information to the parties, including how local courts have ruled... Read More

How to Get Ahead with Civil Mediation in Fort Smith AR


Parties are increasingly turning away from the expensive, lengthy and contentious nature of litigation and turning to civil mediation in Fort Smith Arkansas.  Joseph C. Self in Fort Smith Arkansas has helped parties involved in a variety of disputes work out their differences without the intervention of the court.  Some strategies that can help the parties make the most of their mediation experience include: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare Although parties involved in civil mediation may not ever have to go to court, they must be prepared as if they will.  It is important that before mediation the parties take the necessary time to gather documents, contracts and other evidence that support their version of events.  Having this information available during mediation... Read More